TechHire CodeSprint – July 23, 2016
Jul 11th, 2016 by Cleveland Tech Events Administrator

TechHire CodeSprint - July 23, 2016 -

Our Summit County TechHire community is participating in one of the largest online coding events of the year exclusively for TechHire bootcamps and nontraditional schools – the first ever TechHire CodeSprint!  The CodeSprint is first and foremost an opportunity for your students to showcase their skills to employers looking to hire.

The coders will have 48 hours to prove how well they can code by solving 8 new challenges, ranging from basic programming to advanced algorithms.  Learn more here.  The Top 200 coders will win a combined $10,000 in prizes and have the opportunity to directly showcase their skills to employers who are hiring.

On Saturday July 23rd at 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., the Software Guild located at 526 South Main St. Akron, OH will host coders as a kickoff to the 48 hour event. If you would like to attend the kickoff please register here.

9:00 a.m.         Welcome, Kickoff announcement, Breakfast and networking

12:00 p.m.       Lunch

5:00 p.m.        Closing of competition onsite event (competition still open online).

Throughout the day, The Software Guild would like to have both Guild and community organization members available to mentor those interested in learning more about coding and bootcamps.

Get involved:

· Invite your coding students and alumni network to participate.  Students that participate at the Software Guild will also be able to participate in a raffle with prizes that include a $500 scholarship to attend The Guild, and a $50.00 gift card to Amazon!

· Get your employer partners to sign up here.

· Register to attend the kickoff at The Software Guild here.

All Aboard the Startup Bus (5/15-5/19)
Apr 19th, 2016 by Cleveland Tech Events Administrator

From our friend Will Yaworsky from the tech community…


This year StartupBus is leaving from Akron Ohio! 

We’ll be hitting all the raddest hot spots and tech shops as we make our way to Boulder Startup Week, where buses from 3 countries & 7 cities will converge in the quest for StartupBus glory. 

If you’re crazy enough to hop on a bus and build a business with a bunch of strangers in 3 days - or you know someone who is - send them our way.

May 15th – 19th
(use the invite code “cletech”)
 For any questions, contact Will at
NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge – 4/22 – 4/24
Apr 16th, 2016 by Cleveland Tech Events Administrator

At this time next week, hopefully you’ll be hacking with us at the International Space Apps Challenge!


Dates:  April 22-24
Location:  NASA Glenn Research Center – Mission Integration Center, Building 162
Address:  21000 Brookpark Rd., Cleveland, Ohio

We need to know your real names. Some people registered using clearly non-real names! If we don’t have your names, you cannot be badged to enter the NASA facility.  Edit your information by logging in here.


Click here to see our complete schedule and important information about the Cleveland event.


It’s not too early for you and your team to start thinking about your projects; find the most current Challenge information here.

While any project that relates to NASA-related work is very welcome and is eligible for local prizes, only projects that work to solve one of the designated challenges on the main Space Apps Website are eligible for global judging and award

We have more than 100 people currently registered, but there’s room for more.  Tell your friends!

Youth involvement:
Students under the age of 16 need to be chaperoned.

If you are a minor or the parent of a minor participating, please email Maggie Howell at She will send you a photo release and consent release form that must be signed and brought to the event


You can form your team at any time. If possible, we recommend that you form at least the foundation of your team prior to the event. You can then complete your team by adding ‘free agents’ at the event to round out your team. You can use the Slack channel to form a team.

If you do not have a team prior to the Space Apps weekend – don’t worry! Register and show up and we’ll make sure that you find a team that can benefit from your skills and insights.


Space Apps Cleveland has set up a Slack team for this event. It will be our primary method of communicating during the event and the organizers and participants can make use of it before the event to propose projects, create teams, and ask questions. We have sent an invite to everyone who has signed up as of the evening of April 14.

We will also be tweeting from @spaceappsCLE.

When You Arrive

Because NASA Glenn is a United States Government facility, access is restricted.  Please review the NASA Policy on visitorsPlease note:  All adult visitors are required to present a current and valid form of government-issued photo identification, such as a driver’s license.

Tribe Hackathon 2016 – May 6 & May 20-21
Apr 16th, 2016 by Cleveland Tech Events Administrator

Great Lakes Science Center: Great Science Academy – Call for Volunteers
Mar 8th, 2016 by Cleveland Tech Events Administrator

From my friend Kyle McKee (@kylemckee on the Cleveland Tech Slack)…

We really need a couple more people that are familiar with basic Arduino/programming stuff to help out with a kids program they run out there on Saturdays.  The kids in the program are between 6th and 9th grade and are eager to learn.  

The program is: Great Science Academy.

It’s a really fun time – ping me if you want more details.

So hop into Slack, ping Kyle, and let’s show our youngsters what our community is about and why science is fun!  (And if you aren’t on Cleveland Tech Slack, get your invite here!)

On Sponsoring CodeMash 2016…
Jan 6th, 2016 by Cleveland Tech Events Administrator

This year, I chose to sponsor the Artemis simulator at CodeMash.  A lot of people were wondering why I did this, so I wanted to put this out there.

Why sponsor a tech conference when you aren’t hiring someone or looking for work?

This site isn’t about me – it’s about the community.  When I saw sponsorship opportunity, I saw that as community promotion opportunity.  Whenever I’m thinking of Cleveland Tech Events, I’m thinking of the community and what I can do to help gain us visibility and help us grow.

What types of community promotion will we see by the Artemis simulator?

I found some of the bigger events for some of our local tech communities and chose to promote those.  Those events are:

Knowing CodeMash’s audience, I also included a list of groups and technologies in the area, including:


  • Ruby
  • Python
  • CocoaHeads
  • Unity
  • Android
  • .NET


  • Ohio North SQL Server User Group
  • R
  • Hadoop


  • Syn/HAK
  • Make on the Lake
  • Cleveland Makers Alliance


  • B-Sides Cleveland

I also included links to Gaming Nomads (my friends who bring the Artemis simulator, games, and even some awesome chainmail pieces), our calendar, and the Cleveland Tech Slack channels.

You can download the PDF of my sponsorship signs here.

Why CodeMash?

I’ve been at CodeMash in varying roles – attendee, speaker selection, speaker, and sponsor – throughout the years.  I’m also friends with the organizers – fellow developer community members – and more happy when I can sponsor their events. CodeMash is the greatest conference in our local area to promote our community – not only to fellow Clevelanders and Akronites, but also to other communities throughout the US and the world.  If other communities see what we do, then hopefully they’ll be inspired to unite like us and be strong and awesome like us!

How does a site like this afford a sponsorship?

Cleveland Tech Events is financially tied to Cleveland Tech Consulting, LLC.

How can we get you to promote our events in future sponsorships?

Reach out to me on Twitter with links to your events or even calls for speakers!  I’m on Twitter as @clevtechevents and also as @sadukie.

Happy CodeMashing!

Introducing the NodeSchool Cleveland Meetup
Aug 19th, 2015 by Cleveland Tech Events Administrator

I’ve added another Meetup ICS feed to our events calendar.  Introducing NodeSchool Cleveland…

Come to these workshops to learn Node.JS and work through challenges with a group. Node.js is a JavaScript runtime for server applications. Node.js provides an event-driven architecture and a non-blocking I/O API that optimizes an application’s throughput and scalability. NodeSchool is an interactive workshop run through the command line and a text editor on your laptop. Come learn with us!

Check them out on Meetup at:

Hello! – A new tech resource in Akron
Aug 21st, 2014 by Sarah Dutkiewicz

I am beyond thrilled to announce that there’s a new tech resource down in Akron –  My dear friend Jonathan Knapp is coordinating the efforts in bringing the tech community together down there.  From weekly emails to discussion groups, a library of books and an assortment of events, is the place for Akron techies!

Check out their Hello Tackk for more details!

Akron Software Developers Guild Reboot
Aug 7th, 2014 by Sarah Dutkiewicz

From our friend Jerry D’Antonio….

As the summer winds to a close it’s time to ramp up the Guild’s activities again. It’s also a good time to perform an agile retrospective, talk about what’s worked well, reflect on where we have new opportunities, and reboot the group.

We’d love to form a small group of dedicated meetup organizers to actively manage the group. Anyone interested in being a co-organizer is welcome.

If you are interested in being involved but can’t attend the meeting please feel free to reach out to me over Twitter. You can find me at @jerrydantonio.


Check out their meetup event for more details!

Introducing… Akron Women in Tech
Jul 7th, 2014 by Sarah Dutkiewicz

Are you a woman interested in learning to code? Are you a woman who loves to code but wants to learn more or interested in mentoring other women? Akron Women in Tech wants you to join our community of women and friends who are interested in learning to code websites and mobile applications. No experience required. We are looking for learners, teachers, mentors, and tech enthusiasts.

For more details, see


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